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China Under Mao Zedong

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Rob Burgess

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China Under Mao Zedong
Rob B., Curtis T., Ian C.
The Great Leap Forward
The Cultural Revolution
The Red Guards
Mao Zedong
The Chinese Communist
Mao was born on December 6, 1893 in Shaoshan, China. He grew up poor, but he did end up going to a good university, where he started to become a revolutionary. In 1921, Mao helped found the Chinese Communist Party. He realized after this organization was made that he could use the peasant class of people to gain control of China. Mao was appointed the chairman of the Peoples Republic of China from 1949 to 1959, but for the first five years he rarely appeared in public and only seemed to be a ceremonial figure. He never achieved total control in China, but many of his comrades were influential in directing policy.
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Rob B.
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Ian C.
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Mao wanted to shut down China's schools and the community who didn't fully agree with his policies and political standings.
Purpose: To get rid of social, political, and cultural differences in the Chinese people.
Purpose: To increase agricultural and industrial production, which was mostly a failure
The Great Leap Forward was a campaign meant to put the farms into large groups to speed up production. It also formed to help increase trading with the Soviet Union for heavy machinery and gain China's industries. However, it wasn't a big success, and caused some food shortages in the country.
Mao closed all of China's schools to make the students attack all traditional values. They stormed through city streets and disrupted order in the cities, in addition with China's urban industries. In 1986 Mao drove them into the rural areas. In 1969-1970, Mao reopened the schools to bring back order to the city streets.
The People's Republic of China declared itself a communist government. The Chinese Communist Party (also known as the CCP) often started campaigns to improve its industries. Such campaigns were the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The government began a strict, non-private business economy. It organized farms into large clusters to speed up the agricultural industry. The government also limited freedoms and imprisoned people who spoke out against it.
Communist troops in Beijing, 1949
Students Holding Mao's "Little Red Book" containing speeches and quotations
Mao's Little Red Books
As a result, students didn't recieve any education and China fell behind in its industry growth.
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